EXCLUSIVE: Fernandes penned a long-term deal as he moved to Old Trafford in January – but the Red Devils are already keen to hand him a new contract
Manchester United are set to reward Bruno Fernandes with a new double-your-money contract worth £200,000-a-week.
Fernandes, 26, has become United’s most important player since arriving from Sporting Lisbon in a £47million deal in January.
Fernandes is just 11 months into a four-and-a-half-year deal he signed when he moved to Manchester.
And the agreement has the option of a further 12 months.
But United want to keep the Portuguese international happy as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues to rebuild a team that has now gone seven years without the Premier League title.
Fernandes currently earns £100,000-a-week – but that is way below the club’s top earners.
David De Gea earns £350,000-a-week and Paul Pogba is on £300,000-a-week.
He is desperately to add to a trophy collection that currently stands at one Portuguese Cup medal and two Portuguese League Cups.
The Porto-born midfielder has not been slow in lambasting his team-mates if they aren’t performing.https://get-latest.convrse.media/?cre=bottom&tags=%5B%22Premier%20League%22%2C%22Sporting%20Lisbon%22%2C%22Ole%20Gunnar%20Solskjaer%22%2C%22Manchester%20United%20FC%22%2C%22Bruno%20Fernandes%22%5D§ion=sport&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mirror.co.uk%2Fsport%2Ffootball%2Fnews%2Fman-utd-bruno-fernandes-contract-23120849&customAdData=oid:23120849;token:;templ:amp;platform:distributed;mantis:Default-GREEN%2CTesco-GREEN%2CCOVID19-GREEN%2CCOVIDSafe-GREEN%2CJandJ-GREEN%2CGambling-GREEN%2CSCD-GREEN%2CNestl%C3%A9-GREEN%2CNestl%C3%A9Cereals%20-GREEN%2Csentiment-positive%2Cjoy-high%2Cfear-low%2Canger-low%2Cdisgust-low%2Csadness-medium;mantisContext:sports%2Csoccer;iabContext:533#amp=1
And his influence in the dressing room is a big factor in United’s determination to hand him a salary that reflects his status.
Fernandes has scored seven goals and picked up three assists in just nine Premier League games this season.
He has been a mainstay in the No 10 role and has also shone in European competition, with three goals and one assist in the Champions League.